Marc B. Friess focuses his practice on commercial and corporate finance transactions and the representation of hedge funds, private equity funds, commercial finance companies, investment banks and borrowers in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including asset-based and cash-flow facilities; acquisition and leveraged finance facilities; high-yield debt offerings; working capital facilities; debtor-in-possession and exit facilities; bridge and take-out facilities; first lien, second lien and first-out/last-out unitranche financings; secured financings; unsecured financings; subordinated debt financings; mezzanine debt financings; private equity portfolio financings; restructurings and workouts.

Marc is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Marc obtained his B.A., cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College in 1998, and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2001.

Representations

Represented investment vehicles managed by affiliates of a leading global private investment firm in a $250,000,000 direct private placement with a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring and reorganization financing to a film, television and media company pursuant to a $250,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with (i) restructuring and reorganization financing to an adult entertainment internet company pursuant to a $617,000,000 term loan facility and (ii) acquisition financing to an adult entertainment internet company pursuant to a $362,000,000 term loan facility. Such financing was a multi-jurisdictional financing involving multiple jurisdictions including Luxembourg, Cyprus, Mauritius, Ireland, Germany, Curacao, Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a medical billing company pursuant to a $260,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented national supermarket chain, as borrower, in connection with a $2,425,000 restructuring and acquisition financing.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured financing to a magazine publisher pursuant to a $150,000,000 term loan facility and $30,000,000 revolving loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured unitranche financing to a medical and drug software company pursuant to a $65,000,000 term loan facility and $5,000,000 revolving loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured unitranche financing to a healthcare software company pursuant to a $60,000,000 term loan facility and $5,000,000 revolving loan facility.

Represented lender in connection with a split collateral financing to a retail clothes company pursuant to a $32,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in a $40,000,000 senior secured financing to oil and gas exploration and distribution company.

Represented agent and lender in a $210,000,000 senior secured financing to car transportation and delivery company.

Represented agent and lender in a $145,000,000 senior secured financing to software manufacturer and service provider.

Represented agent and lender in a $125,000,000 senior secured financing to metal scrap company.

Represented agent and lender in a $310,000,000 senior secured financing to uranium provider for energy consummation.

Represented agent and lender in a $100,000,000 senior secured financing to project construction company.

Represented agent and lender in a $155,000,000 senior secured financing to software manufacturer and service provider.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured financing to a third party software service provider pursuant to a $125,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in a $67,500,000 senior secured financing to theme restaurant chain.

Represented agent and lender in a $185,000,000 senior secured financing to national ice cream manufacturer and distributor.

Represented agent and lender in a $170,000,000 debtor-in-possession financing to manufacturer of parts for the automotive industry.

Represented home buildings product manufacturer, as borrower, in connection with a $700,000,000 senior secured credit facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured financing to a broadband software provider pursuant to a $30,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured financing to a casino slot machine distributor pursuant to a $30,525,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with senior secured financing to a television station operator pursuant to a $20,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in a $82,000,000 senior secured financing to manufacturer and distributor of food products.

Represented agent and lender in a $55,000,000 senior secured financing to supplier of plastics processing and metal cutting process technologies.

Represented agent and lender in a $140,000,000 senior secured financing to leading video-game developer and distributor.

Represented agent and lender in a $100,000,000 senior secured financing to aftermarket automotive parts supplier.

Represented agent and lender in a (i) $170,000,000 senior secured first lien financing and (ii) $85,000,000 senior secured second lien financing to pathology lab service provider.

Represented affiliate of a major commercial bank in a $110 million second-lien and mezzanine financing in connection with the acquisition of the Caribbean retail operations of an United Kingdom company subject to an insolvency.

Represented agent and lender in a senior secured financing to media company with respect to several radio stations.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association